Wild Beasts – “Albatross”

By jessica / March 4, 2011 - 10:15 am

Wild Beasts just announced their third album, Smother, and BBC1 Radio debuted the first single “Albatross,” last night on Zane Lowe’s show. From what I’ve heard Smother will be a mellower, subtler version of their sound (depraved rock/funk cabaret). Richard Formby, who co-produced their last album Two Dancers, also co-produced this record. Singers Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming often trade off vocals, but here they’re in sweet harmony:

(Thanks for the tip, Brandon)
Smother is out 5/10 via Domino Records. Here’s a brief “album trailer”:

The Tracklist:

01 “Lion’s Share”
02 “Bed of Nails”
03 “Deeper”
04 “Loop the Loop”
05 “Plaything”
06 “Invisible”
07 “Albatross”
08 “Reach a Bit Further”
09 “Burning”
10 “End Come Too Soon”